Last post on Jun 24, 2008 at 12:29 PM
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Dec 30, 2007 (11:29 am)
'08 OB XT turbo, MT5. First trip after breakin. Approx 2500 miles at start. 75-80 mph on cruise control. [Included about 50 miles of letting family try out the car in New Orleans; that particular tankful only came to 23 mpg(!).]
TOTAL: 103.0 gallons for 2839 miles equals 27.56 mpg. Wouldn't be surprised to see it creep to 28+ by 20k miles.
MPG indicator is about 10-15 % low; it read 25.2 mpg for trip. At first I was pretty disappointed in "mileage" until I realized the trip MPG calculator was off.
Looks like the new EPA test routine (18 city, 24 highway, Hah!) is pretty hostile to the turbo. I routinely get 22-23 city, and the highway mileage speaks for itself.
#86 of 87 hyper-miling Forester
Jun 21, 2008 (7:26 am)
03 Forester, 4 EAT, 83 K miles.
Last year, June 2007, I'd been averaging about 25.5 mpg. But now I'm averaging a touch better than 28 mpg over the last three fill-ups. Although I'm not a hyper-miling purist, I've kinda of:
1. Inflated tires a couple pounds more than the door placard shows.
2. Slowed down to not exceed speed limits very much and mostly stay in the right lane.
3. Look far ahead to anticipate conditions to better to take advantage of coasting and light touch braking to minimize full dead stops and starts.
4. Go light on the accelerator.
On the downside my 26 mile compute time is extended about 5 minutes and the brakes have developed a light squeal.
#87 of 87 Re: hyper-miling Forester [10years]
Jun 24, 2008 (12:29 pm)
The brakes probably do that because you rarely use them!